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The Sherman Historical Society
Be a Part of Living History

The Sherman Historical Society was founded in 1975 with the purpose:

  • To bring together people interested in the town's history.
  • To collect and preserve objects which help to establish or illustrate its history.
  • To acquire and manage any property available to the Society.
  • To interest young people in their town's heritage
  • To publish historical information, and to maintain a library of historical materials


THE BARN SALE – another fabulous event! It was all due to the hard work of our volunteers and the donated usable items from our community that make it such an anticipated and successful event. As usual, the barn was bursting at its seams with collectibles, antiques, household items, gardening, artwork etc! Over 30 volunteers gave their time from early April through the end of June to ensure a successful sale.

We raised over $10,000, which helps to fund our annual operating costs. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to this critical fund raiser and to everyone in our community who supports our sale each year. You’re the BEST!

MEMBERSHIP – Sherman Historical Society is a member-supported organization, and we depend on our annual membership drive for donations to fund programs, events and keep the lights and heat on! Our annual town wide membership mailing will be in your mailbox soon. Your annual support to our membership drive ensures that we can move forward on programs and projects, as well as, continue to maintain our historical buildings in the town center. For the first time, you will be able to select your membership level and make a donation online via PayPal. Please watch for your letter in the mail and join us online! If your employer has a matching gifts program, please take advantage of the opportunity, by asking your employer to send SHS the appropriate forms so we can apply for the additional funds to help meet our operating expense budget.

SUPPORT & VOLUNTEERS – We are fortunate as an organization to have such active community support and we are proud to be part of a community who values the preservation and celebration of its local history. As always, we are looking for volunteers to join in our activities, or help us with a special project—either a few hours a week or whatever your schedule permits. Give us a call.

Elizabeth Mard

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The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop c. 1810

Come see us during our regular hours from noon to 4 p.m.(Thursday through Sunday).


Upcoming Events

Dust Off Your Treasures for Antiques Appraisal Day!

Find out if that family heirloom is worth more than sentiment. Join us on Saturday, September 6th, from 10am - 2pm, under our big tent in front of the barn where we’ll have 5-6 qualified appraisers in different fields of expertise on hand to assess your items.

Individuals may bring up to three items for a charge of $10/each. Furniture, art, jewelry, books and quilts will be the main focus, with novelty items, posters and glassware included. Check the website for more specific appraiser and assessor information.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be available for purchase.

A special table of collectible items will be offered for sale. If you wish, just come to sit and enjoy the activities, view the Cobbler Shop display or walk the grounds. •••

Tractors, Plows & Farm Fun, Oh My!

Farm Life in Sherman Exhibit

But wait! It’s not just an exhibit! Come October 11th, the Society barn and grounds will be transformed to show how the people of Sherman, which was once a farming community, worked the land and lived their day to day lives.

There will be hands-on fun, active interpreters and crafters, and, we hope, a beautiful fall day for the whole family to enjoy the Society’s grounds.

Hours are 11am - 3pm. Stay tuned for more details, check the SHS Website for Farm Day updates. •••

Other Upcoming Events!

ANNUAL MEETING will be held on September 21st, 2pm, location TBA. Curator Gloria Thorne will speak on our own history: “This Is Your Life, SHS.”

HALLOWEEN will once again see the Society booth at The Sherman School for an evening of fun and some scary thrills.

THE HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY at The Old Store for members will take place on November 8th, 4-7pm. This annual Wine and Cheese party is an occasion!

Shop the always-fabulous array of merchandise, party and enjoy with friends.

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Northrop House Museum

A Local History Museum

Research and tours by appointment.


The Sherman Historical Society,
10 Route 37 Center, Sherman, CT
Phone: 860-354-3083